As many of you may know, it can ruin lives with these struggles. The narcotics or alcohol abuse may just be covering up someone’s horrible past life experiences, without knowing about it.
Inpatient Drug Rehab has great information on how Depression and Addiction can affect those with dual diagnosis.
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AddictionCenter.com Is another resource for those of us who suffer from both mental and addiction-related illnesses.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are 12-step groups for people recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Be sure to find a group that understands the role of mental health treatment in recovery.
Double Trouble in Recovery is a 12-step fellowship for people managing both a mental illness and substance abuse.
DrugRehab.com has a wonderful page about Dual Diagnosis and facts such as 14 million adults who suffer from mental illness also suffer from drug problems.
Smart Recovery is a sobriety support group for people with a variety of addictions that is not based in faith.